Food Shuttle Needs Your Help!
submitted by btthekke on Tuesday, October 23 at 11:12 AM
*Help Fight Hunger in the Triangle*
*Volunteer at Interfaith Food Shuttle*
The Interfaith Food Shuttle is a Triangle nonprofit dedicated to fighting hunger and food insecurity, a critical problem affecting many people in our area. Consider:
In Wake County alone,
--5,000 senior citizens run out of food at least once per month
--23,000 schoolchildren live in families that cannot provide 3 meals/day
--2,000 homeless people sleep on the streets each night.
Food Shuttle's primary activities include recovering excess food from donors all over the city and delivering that food to needy agencies and individuals, as well as operating a job training program for homeless individuals seeking employment in the food service industry. With the recent downturn in the economy, demand for Food Shuttle's services has
increased dramatically. We need YOUR HELP to meet the needs of hungry people in the Triangle.
Interfaith Food Shuttle will be holding a volunteer information session on Monday, October 29th at 5:00 PM in the Blue Room of Talley. There will be a short, 10-min presentation on the Food Shuttle, the director of the Food Shuttle will be present, some Food Shuttle volunteers will be there to answer questions, and best of all you can help yourself to free pizza and drinks. (see the attached invitation/flyer.) If you or a student organization you belong to have been looking for good ways to get involved in community service, this is it.
posted by C-Mack on Tuesday, October 23 at 2:39 PM